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Thoughts on the Generic vs. Specific Tradeoff
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| by Stefan Tilkov Follow 0 Followers on Nov 03, 2009 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 13-17, 2017. Join us!
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Summary
What is better, a generic solution or a specific one? Stefan Tilkov’s answer is “It depends.” He compares XML vs HTML, DSM-UML, Internal-External DSL, SOAP-REST, and others, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, showing that there is no certain answer to an architect’s quest to solve his problem, but there are some guidelines helping along the way.

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Bio

Stefan Tilkov is co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ, a technology consulting company with offices in Germany and Switzerland. He has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for more than a decade, using a variety of technologies and tools ranging from C++ and CORBA over J2EE/Java EE and Web Services to REST and Ruby on Rails.

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